Lynch Mob

Wicked Sensation

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Had it been released a few years earlier, Lynch Mob's solid debut would have probably sold by the truckload. With the L.A. hard rock scene on the verge of annihilation at the hands of Seattle, however, 1990's Wicked Sensation went largely unnoticed. Capable singer Oni Logan quickly proves his mettle, complementing a veteran lineup featuring half of the '80s mainstay Dokken, in guitarist George Lynch and drummer Mick Brown. Lynch's guitar absolutely sizzles on the title track, and the gang chorus of "Sweet Sister Mercy" would have guaranteed a massive hit single in a different musical climate. Other standouts such as "River of Love," "Hell Child," and "Rain" find the band locking on to a powerful groove, and though it hardly breaks new ground, this remains a rather overlooked album.

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